ICBA: Accelerating Community Bank Innovation

Dec 6, 2023
This time of year, we often take stock of our accomplishments and look ahead to the possibilities and opportunities awaiting us in the coming year. Certainly, when it comes to blazing ICBA’s innovation path for community bankers, we’ve upped the ante significantly in 2023.

Connect With Your Fellow Community Bankers — with Leah Brink

Dec 5, 2023
Connection is at the heart of what community bankers do. That’s one of the reasons that the social networking platform ICBA Community was created. And it’s not only creating online connections, it’s helping bankers build relationships with each other outside of the forum.

Home Mortgage Lending: Housing Affordability Mindset and Relationship-Focused Service Set Community Banks Apart

Nov 29, 2023
As interest rates and property asking prices continue to rise, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for young adults and growing families to afford a home. Recently, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage topped 8%—the highest since 2000.